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Billy E Hooper

West Lafayette, Indiana


Wednesday, June 6th 2018
University of Georgia
Purdue University


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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lafayette Chapel Obituary

Dr. Billy Ernest Hooper DVM, age 86 of West Lafayette, died Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 4:45am at IU Health Arnett Hospital.

Billy was born June 22, 1931 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, to James Ernest and Beulah Edith (Thiemann) Hooper. Billy served in the United States Marine Corps from...

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Dear Mrs. Hooper,
Dr. Runnels let us know about Dr. Hooper's passing. David & I were so saddened to hear this news. Dr. Hooper was such a wonderful, quality individual & one of my father's favorite people to work with over the course of his career. You, Roger, & Robin are in our thoughts as you all navigate to find some sort of new normal. Sending hugs for comfort & strength to you from across the miles.
Janet Stockton Hager

Janice, We are so sorry to learn of Billy's passing. We remember what a nice time we had with the two of you on the WALLA trip to French Lick last summer.

Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, mourns the loss of our former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, our mentor, and our friend. As a staff member in the Dean's Office, I was drawn to him the moment I met him. No problem was too small for him to listen to, nothing was too insignificant. It was an absolute joy to be around him. When he retired from OSU, I presented him with a "book" of emails we had exchanged - I had saved the personal ones that...

My love and condolences to you, Janice and family for the loss of a beautiful, humble and loving person.

Billy was one of the most genuine, humble, generous and gifted individuals that I have ever known. I am honored to have been a Veterinary school class mate and to count Janice and Billy as friends. Billy we will all miss you.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

The world has lost a wonderful person, he brightened every room he entered, he made us smile, and think, and we are better people because of it. I loved him, and learned from him, and he was always a shining example of how to live your life. Thank you for all the kindness you showed me, I will miss you more than you know Uncle Bill.

Billy had a profound influence on our lives, both professionally and personally. He was retained to craft a plan for a new and innovative College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He then convinced us both to move to Southern California to help implement that plan. He was a brilliant visionary and thinker, but, more importantly, he was a kind and compassionate man. With a loving heart and a great sense of humor. He changed our lives...

I have been so blessed to have been a friend and Veterinary college of Bill's for over 60 years. We have shared lots of good times over these years and both Carole and I will miss you a great deal.
Walter and Carole Jones